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are here in the big city of washington, d.c. for president obama's second inauguration. and so let's talk more about cities. >> that's right. because president obama got a lot of support from big city voters in his bid for a second term. and whether it's crime or jobs or health care, people who live in urban areas are now looking to the president to help them solve some of their problems. >> that's absolutely right. and atlanta mayor reid supported president obama, nice enough to be here with us to talk about these issues. we were saying in the break, we talked so much about the federal government. it's the cities where the rubber meets the road and so nice to have this conversation with you. what do you think, if you want to speak for your city or cities acountries the country, what is the biggest issue facing cities, facing mayors as we head into the president's second term? >> i think cities is where hope meets the street. and our biggest issues are infrastructure related. 70% of our country's gdp occurs in cities. if you want a healthy country, you want cities up and moving. and we ha
. ahead, we'll talk about president obama's potential executive order on gun control. we're talking to connecticut senator chris murphy about what the president actually can do as well as vice president biden's expected recommendation. that's coming up in just a few moments. first, though, we want to get an update on some of the other stories that are making news. john berman has that in new york. good morning, john. >> good morning, soledad. the nation wooild flu outbreak, it's just about everywhere. in all but three states, in fact, those lucky states, california, hawaii, and mississippi. in new york city the big hassle involves trying to get vaccinated. there's a run on the vaccine at some pharmacies and urgent care centers since governor andrew cuomo declared a public health emergency. debate resumes today in the house of representatives over two bills that address sandy relief aid. despite opposition from house conservatives, the bills are expected to pass providing an additional $50 billion to the hard hit northeast. lawmakers in the affected areas including new jersey governo
lady michelle obama's 49th birthday. i'm sure she loves we're all talking about that. it's not clear what her and the president's plans are, but our brianna keilar had this exchange with white house press secretary, jay carney. >> and finally, it's the first lady's birthday today, i believe. >> it is. >> can you tell us anything about how the president and the first family are celebrating her birthday? >> i don't want to ruin the surprise. >> anything that may have already happened? >> no, you know -- >> he's not waiting until the very end of the day to acknowledge -- >> you know, that's a personal thing. i don't have anything for that on you -- on that for you. >> we do know that mrs. obama launched a new twitter account today, @flotu. and wolf's favorite breaking news of the day, and she tweeted out a photo, revealing a new look, get this, bangs, everybody! so the first lady celebrating her birthday with a new hairdo, and of course, happy birthday. >> very happy birthday to the flotus, the first lady of the united states, as opposed to the potus, the president of the united states.
michelle obama and dr. jill biden is military families, not just honoring men and women in uniform, but honoring the spouses and children. and tonight it's about the kids. i just talked to a mother whose husband is about to deploy for time number five. talked to her, talked to her little-year-o 8-year-old. watch. okay, mj. big concert tonight. who are you most excited to see? >> katy perry. >> reporter: and why is that? >> because i know a lot of her songs. like, "i'm wide awake." >> reporter: and this is your first concert tonight, right? >> yes. >> so mom, it's his first concert for your two kids. >> yes. >> you guys live in alexandra, virginia. your husband is about to deploy for the whatth time? >> fifth time. >> where is he headed? >> to bahrain this time. >> the fact that this concert is put on by the first lady and by dr. biden, and for you, little man, and for all the military families, how does that feel? >> it's really nice. because this is for our family personally, one of the last things we'll do together before my husband deploys. and we'll get to do it together. and t
on tuesday, we'll be talking gun control. vice president biden will give the president his gun control recommendati recommendations. last month obama had vowed to prevent future shootings like nowtown. expected recommendations include all kind of things. universal background checks and a possible ban on assault weapons. we'll see if that happens on tuesday. also on tuesday, an expected vote on about $50 billion of superstorm sandy relief money. congress approved a $9.7 billion package, but, certainly, much more needs to be done here. and on sunday, looking all the way ahead to the end of the week. president obama's inauguration on noon at sunday. this is a private swearing in before the big festivities on monday. i will be in washington, d.c., all weekend covering it and covering all the celebrations, as well. it will all be live right here on cnn. >>> and we mentioned newtown and as that one month mark from the shooting at newtown approaches, the community is reflecting on the tragedy. cnn's national correspondent susan candiotti has more. >> good morning, randi. wounds remain fresh h
, every time i talk about how our foreign policy should be like colin powell's foreign policy, for five, six years, even before he endorsed barack obama the first time, i would get attacked for associating with colin powell's very conservative with a small "c" realist approach that republican presidents followed for years. it was the weinberger doctrine. it was the reagan doctrine. it was the powell doctrine. and suddenly, it became the doctrine of lefties? >> colin powell is a self-identified republican and has been for many, many years. and with each passing year, with each passing election cycle, the republican party, too many within the republican party, try to further estrange him from the republican party platform, from much of what is said publicly by a lot of republicans. colin powell is also a guy who has the ability and the belief that a lot of republicans -- not a lot -- but too many republicans and too many democrats don't have, he has the ability and the belief to put country ahead of party. and that's unfortunately something that's passe in washington. >> the problem, leig
. >>gretchen: when does that kick off? >>brian: there is a lot of talk about guns today as president obama plans to announce plans to curb gun violence. a man and woman killed while sitting in a car at a kentucky community college. a student opened fire at a financial aid director, then shooting himself. both of them expected to survive. we're just hours away from hearing what the president plans on doing about guns and what will be an executive order and what will be a proposal for congress. hey, peter. >> today at 11:45 this morning president obama and vice president biden will stand on a stage surrounded by children who wrote them letters full of their concerns about gun violence following last month's mass murder at sandy hook elementary school, and the president is expected to announce that he wants new laws to require universal background checks for anyone buying a gun in any state. he also wants to renew the assault weapons ban as well as a brand-new ban on magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. >> the president has made clear that we all need to do more. and we all need to examin
. >>> also, president obama ready to present his new gun control agenda today, called the most aggressive and expansive proposal in years. how will congress react to it? this morning we talk with illinois congresswoman tammy duckworth and virginia congressman randy forbes. and less of a priority in public schools across the nation, but what is happening to get kids passionate about music that will change their lives. i'm hanging out with swiss beats this morning. what are you guys doing? >> i love it. >>> when you take the family out to a popular restaurant, do you know how many calories in the popular dishes you and the kids are eating? some calories are eye popping. elizabeth cohen in atlanta this morning. good morning, elizabeth. >> good morning, christine. >> making me hungry and not hungry, at the same time. how many calories are we talking about here? >> we're talking in one meal, more calories than are you supposed to get in an entire day by quite a lot. and one of the things i found kind of surprising. we know fast food has a lot of calories, but these are nice restaurants, where
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